JC Ramsay

Biography

JC Ramsay worked for government agencies and departments in Northern Ireland before moving on to pursue other avenues in IT roles. One day he started writing down elements of the many stories that had been rattling around inside his head for years. This book is part of a longer tale. He sincerely hopes that it is the beginning of a new career path.
What little free time he has available is taken up with the needs of family and the demands of dogs at present. He has many other interests but the world seems to conspire to deny him the scope to pursue most of them, for now.
As for my profile picture, well Spike was a much more handsome and photogenic subject than I ever was so I would rather the world saw him.
I have a Facebook page related to the book(s) here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JC-Ramsay/1424935384480587

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read both fact and fiction for pleasure. I climb mountains and it is inspiring to get a sense of how some of the great mountaineers and photographers put their feelings in print. There are too many to mention but Colin Prior's 'Eyes to the Hills' stands out for the photography. He used a 617 format camera. Think widescreen ultra-HD television and you may understand. Better still, get a look at the book. It is one of the best I have seen about the Scottish mountains.
Some first readings stay with you for a lifetime. Spike Milligan's 'Hitler: My Part in His Downfall' is one of those books that reduces the reader to tears of laughter. Terry Pratchett's Discworld series has been a favourite for many years. I have to admit a fondness for the Watch stories in particular, though the one book that always has me howling with laughter is Eric!
I suppose I like to spend a lot of time with characters, places and periods that I enjoy. so the late Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Simon Scarrow's Roman series and Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series are books I can revisit very happily.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
You may laugh at this one. I do not own any sort of e-reader. I put Adobe Digital editions on this computer so I can check the formatting of my book, but I am a tactile person and savour the feeling of paper in my hands. I can see the benefits of e-readers, but since I work in IT, and labour at my own stories in my spare time, I like to read in analogue mode. it relaxes me and helps me sleep. Some of my books have tiny little stains, old tears of laughter from readings long ago. Happy memories.
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Where to find JC Ramsay online

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Books

Phantom Ships, Ghost Flotilla
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 479,050. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Spies seek information on the origin of the Phantom ships. Soldiers encounter legendary creatures, ancient traps and arcane devices. Elite units are deployed secretly to work in conjunction with ruthless agents. Generals and Admirals worry that war is coming. The skirmishes have begun. Where might the uneasy alliance of southerners strike? Despite the growing storm, love, honour and beauty thrive.
A Note of Defiance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,420. Language: British English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The North Coast clans produce the most formidable archers in the Empire. Rolani sets a new standard for sheer determination alone, but to join the army, she has to overcome numerous obstacles. Imperial law, clan law, Sealord raiders and her own relatives block the path to her chosen vocation.
Instrument of the Empire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,870. Language: British English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Set a thief to catch a thief, so the old expression goes. Who better to pursue an assassin than the person whose deeds became a legend that haunts them and their masters? The Instrument has been unleashed.

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